Verbal Paraphrasing Technique: A Case of University English-Major Students’ Perceptions and Implementation

  • Duong Ngan
Keywords: paraphrasing orally, accuracy, fluency, speaking skills


This present study aims to explore how university English-major students perceive oral paraphrasing technique as well as to find out how their actual verbal paraphrasing is implemented. In a design of both qualitative and quantitative research, questionnaires, recorded classroom observation and semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data from adult EFL learners in the context of higher education in Vietnam. The findings may contribute to the knowledge about students’ perception of oral paraphrasing and their execution so that theoretical and practical support can be given timely. The values of this research is that it would greatly facilitate oral paraphrasing teaching technique, the quality of language instruction and improving language skills in the language classroom.  



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